Night Of Life Will Help Send Cancer Children To Camp

Feb272015

Night Of Life Will Help Send Cancer Children To Camp

 

nol 120Lansing High School students have their eyes on raiding thousands of dollars so that children with cancer can go to camp with other kids like them at no charge.  That is what Next Friday's (March 6th) Night of Life is all about.  The Night of Life committee will be hosting a chicken barbecue and a basketball game that pits seniors against faculty, with the proceeds going to Camp Good Days and Special Times.

"The goal of Camp Good Days is to have the program be free of charge for kids," says Night of Life Committee President Ben Eisenhut, a senior.  "So we raise money to offset the cost.  We ask everybody on the committee to solicit local companies in the hope that three quarters will get donations.  This year we're hoping to get about 30 to give, on average, $100."

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Radiothon Will Auction Restaurant and Wine Pairings

Feb272015

Radiothon Will Auction Restaurant and Wine Pairings

 

rayburn 120If you are a fan of WHCU's Morning Newswatch you are in for a treat.  The show usually runs from 5:30am to 9am, but next Friday (March 6th) you can listen to host Lee Rayburn on 870 AM and 95.9 FM all day long.  The very first News Talk WHCU Wine & Dine Radiothon will be an extension of the show, with all the national and local news, regular features, local guests Greg Fry and the WHCU News Team.  And listeners will get to bid on 13 Wine & Dine packages to benefit United Way of Tompkins County.

"This is a chance to be local all day long, and for that I am grateful," Rayburn says.  "It's an opportunity to give back to the United Way, and when you consider how much they give back to our community it's totally worth it.  And to see some of our favorite restaurants stepping up and contributing, and the audience that bids on these restaurant and wine pairings."

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Southern Dogs Arrive In Chilly Ithaca

Feb272015

Southern Dogs Arrive In Chilly Ithaca

 

dog1February 25, 2015 For immediate release  Southern dogs arrive in chilly Ithaca in hopes of finding forever homes The SPCA of Tompkins County recently completed a rescue involving a dozen young dogs from a high kill shelter in rural Alabama.  Thanks to a grant received from the ASPCA and SubaruUSA's 'Share the Love' program, these dogs have a second chance—to remain alive and find loving homes.

The ASPCA, after much research, has developed a M.A.P. Program to connect shelters that have space for incoming animals with those who are facing population issues.  M.A.P, which stands for Moving Animals Places, offered grants to help subsidize transportation costs incurred for shelters enrolled in the program. It is an extraordinary gesture on the part of the ASPCA and SubaruUSA to earmark funds for the local shelters performing this life saving work.

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Quilters and Sewers Contribute Their Talents to the Cancer Resource Center

Feb272015
quilters 120Quilters and sewers from all over Tompkins County have been recruited by the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes to make tote bags, hats, and head scarfs for cancer patients. An individual in the midst of cancer treatment can be affected in many ways from the physical to the social to the emotional.

"At the Cancer Resource Center, we try to support individuals who are experiencing the many side effects of treatment.  One way we do this is by providing head scarfs, wigs, and hats for those who experience hair loss, and the quilted tote bags  can be used to carry their belongings to treatment," says Executive Director Bob Riter.

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County Receives Food Waste Prevention Grant

Feb272015

County Receives Food Waste Prevention Grant

 

foodscraps 120The Tompkins County Solid Waste Division has received a nearly $15,000 waste reduction grant from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I). The grant was accepted by unanimous vote at the February 17th meeting of the County Legislature.

The project – Save the Food: Cooking Up a Food Waste Prevention Campaign for Tompkins County – will further the County's goal of 75% waste diversion by the end of 2016.

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Natural Lifestyle -- Natural Remedies For Cold And Flu Season

Feb272015

Natural Lifestyle -- Natural Remedies For Cold And Flu Season

 

suzana naturallifestyle 120The most sensitive and challenging times for our immune systems are the periods of the year when seasons change. Here in the northeastern part of the States we witness and endure harsh polar temperatures for a good portion of winter. Even the most robust and healthiest organisms have quite the task to keep up with climatic factors such as harsh wind chills, extremely dry air, and daunting cold. Yet spring is at our doors and, same as nature, our bodies are waking up to renew and shed off winter burdens. The immune system, exhausted from winter, has a hard time smoothly picking up a new budding flow of energy and many of us are getting respiratory infections such as cold, flu, sinus infections, and sometimes even bronchitis and pneumonia.

In theories of Chinese medicine viral and bacterial infections are described as a 'Wind attack'. Various climatic factors describe particular diagnosis, so wind can be cold in nature (viral infections) or hot (bacterial infections). Same as the wind in nature, colds and flu have sudden onset and relatively short duration of symptoms, but can be debilitating and cause complication if not addressed properly or if immune system is already compromised.

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Today's Green Minute

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Today's Green Minute

 

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Jim Parks is most widely known as the veteran host of HGTV's remodeling show, "New Spaces," which has been enjoyed by television audiences for over nine years.  Today's Green Minute was born as Jim was doing research for a magazine series. He discovered the wealth of innovation being generated in the green world and set out to write a weekly newspaper column. An audio podcast version soon followed, and now video.  One of the things The Lansing Star is proud of is that we are a green, electronic newspaper.  You don't even have to recycle the Star.  This feature offers more on how to make your world greener.  Every few weeks a new episode will be added so check back often.

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Odie Odie was a stray brought to the shelter by his finder, who already has several cats of her own. Odie tested positive for FIV; cats who test positive can and do live perfectly normal lives, just as long as non-FIV felines. Odie's rescuer reported that he is sweet and friendly, though a little skittish in noisy environments On the other hand, Odie himself is pretty vocal - perhaps he just likes to make his own noise! Nevertheless, we feel Odie would do best in a home without children, given his concern with noises. If you are interested in taking this beautiful boy home, Odie would be dee-lighted!This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">

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